Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Apple releases SuperDrive Firmware Update 2.1

Apple today released SuperDrive Firmware Update 2.1 for some of its MacBooks and MacBook Pros. The machines included are:
MacBook Pro Core Duo (15" 1.83GHz, 2.0GHz, 2.16GHz)
MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo (15" 2.16GHz, 2.33GHz)
MacBook Core Duo (13" 1.83GHz, 2.0GHz)
MacBook Core 2 Duo (13" 1.83GHz, 2.0GHz)
It's not clear which drives are included, but in the very least it includes the Matsushita UJ-857 drive. The update changes the firmware on the drive from HBE4 to HBEA, to improve "readability of certain CD media".


J said...

I have a first gen MacBook Pro Core Duo 2.16 and the firmware version on its Matshita UJ-857 drive is HAEA. Therefore the 2.1 update reported that "no updateable devices were found" and shut down.

Anyone else run into this? Did I miss a previous update?

Anonymous said...

I had the same problem and my drive stopped responding. Any suggestions?

Eug said...

If your drive stopped responding and you've done the usual things to try to get the machine back up and running, then take your machine it to AppleCare, assuming it's still under warranty.

Anonymous said...

and what if its no longer under warranty cover? can anyone help?
is there somewhere you can reload the firwmare update to an older or newer version?